810.20 Defense/679/24: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )

89. From the Under Secretary. After careful consideration of your suggestions the Department has decided, in view of immigration and other regulations of the intermediate countries en route to Chile and the desirability of protection of their persons and effects from unnecessary inquisitiveness or embarrassing formalities on their travels subsequent to leaving Chile, that the two officers concerned should travel on special passports stating merely that they are proceeding abroad on official business for their respective departments. They have however been specifically enjoined not to use their credentials as diplomatic couriers except in case of absolute necessity. [Welles.]